Global Outreach Partner
Grace in Kenya
Grace supports national missionaries in Kenya. Dr. David and Justine Okongó serve as directors of House of Hope.
THE OKONGÓ FAMILY
David and Justine became one of Grace’s global outreach partners in 2011 and serve in Kenya with their three children: Martin, and twins, Susan and Joshua. David is a clinical medicine and surgery practitioner with a specialty in pediatrics and community health from Kenya Medical College, Nairobi and Justine is a graduate with Bachelor in Education and Arts from the University of Nairobi.
David currently manages House of Hope, building his passion and vision of community outreach. He also runs the children's center with the objectives of meeting children's needs including health, orphan sponsorship, church planning and missions, and choir programs. David also established Katito Hope School for the Orphans.
House of Hope has been the Okongo vision to make a life difference to the orphans and vulnerable children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nyakach. Their passion is to assist them with shelter, education, food, health care and spiritual counseling so as to grow in skills, culture and learn customs that will help them to become good, socially acceptable citizens in society.
Grace in Florida
Grace in Florida is a ministry to Spanish speaking churches and migrant communities in Central Florida. Partnering with our missionaries, Randy and Cubie Kennedy we are able to see personal and community transformation in the area.
THE KENNEDY FAMILY
Randy and Cubie (QB) Kennedy have been a Grace Global Outreach partners since 2001 and serve in central Florida where there are countless cultures and nationalities. The Kennedy's have many years of ministry experience from serving in Venezuela and Bolivia which has prepared them to train leaders, pastors, and churches in the practice of disciple-making. They are currently partnering with English, Creole, Spanish, Jamaican, Brazilian, and deaf ministries. These ministries and the communities they represent are located throughout Florida and beyond. Neighboring and relationship building are at the heart of all they do.
Other Global Outreach Partners
THE COX FAMILY
Grace supports Chris and Victoria Cox and their family as they serve the Lord in Cambodia. In 2007 the Cox family moved to Cambodia, sight unseen. Since then, they have served the local church and given birth to two of their four children while living overseas.
For the past five years, Chris has been using a business as mission model to create relationships with an unreached people group. By building relationships with families, the Cox's are able to share the good news of Jesus Christ while they visit the homes of those who have never heard about or had an opportunity to know our savior.
THE HUGHES FAMILY
New Vines International
Meet Virgil and Kathleen Hughes who are serving in various underdeveloped countries around the world. Grace Community Church began partnering with Virgil and Kathleen in 2016. Virgil Hughes founded New Vines International in 2014 following several mission trips where he saw the impact that financial/business training and a little seed capital could make in the lives of whole families. His wife, Kathleen, works with him in the ministry as the Business Manager. They have been married 38 years, have two children, and live in Virginia.
NewVines International is committed to eliminating poverty in all its forms – Spiritual, Relational, and Financial. NVI provides no-cost personal and business financial training as well as training in Christian discipleship. NVI is especially concerned about the plight of exploited women in developing world countries. Their training provides them a way out of exploitation and a means to provide for themselves and their families.
THE SESAY FAMILY
Samuel and Catherine have two biological daughters: Samuella and Samrine, and a foster daughter, Sallay. Samuel currently serves as the President of EduNations. Having previously served EduNations for over 8 years, the board appointed Samuel as the president. Among other responsibilities, he began to champion the cause for the education of his Sierra Leonean brothers and sisters. This role is both exciting and challenging as it is difficult to access the resources to sustain daily operations. Over 3,000 students are enrolled in 15 schools across 6 different communities. Over 100 hard working employee salaries are supported monthly. Several construction and school rehabilitation projects are managed. EduNations works hard to help introduce a biblical culture that reflects the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE EGAZOURI FAMILY
Claude and Michelle immigrated to Israel as Sephardic Jews from France in 1975. At the time, Pastor Claude was fiercely anti-christian, but received Yeshua (Jesus) in 1983 through a Christian radio broadcast from South Lebanon to Israel. Today, he is an international speaker who has ministered God's word in many nations. In 1990, Claude obeyed God's calling to start Morningstar Fellowship, a Messianic Jewish church in Tiberias, Israel. Based on God's direction, Claude knew that their fellowship would become a house of prayer for all nations and a light that would guide people in the dark Galilee of the end times before the coming of Yeshua the son of righteousness (Mal. 4:2)